Maria Filardo Architect Canberra

With a passion for design and a commitment to quality, Canberra based architect and interior designer Maria Filardo has an impressive array of projects to her name. A local designer with over 15 years of experience in both disciplines, Maria offers a full range of services covering both interiors and architecture in all aspects of project delivery in Canberra.

This boutique practice offers personalised service, creating a body of work that represents quality, sustainability and a positive reaction from end users.

Maria Filardo recently featured on Homes Canberra. To read this shining review please click on the link below. Here’s a little of what they had to say – Maria Filardo Architecture is the culmination of her knowledge and expertise in both areas; enabling her to provide a unique, complete service. She works with a variety of clients, for both residential and commercial projects, offering a full range of architecture and interior design services
Canberra Architect Maria Filardo


Every company starts with a dream: a vision for the future that they hold dear. Maria Filardo started with the vision of creating the ultimate architectural experience for her clients that would encompass an exclusive look and the best in modern artistic design.

Being driven by an intense passion, Maria has always dreamed of creating
exceptional sustainable spaces for her clients; taking great pride in her ability to inject their personalities into the spaces they inhabit.

She prepared for this by working for many of the top Canberra design firms, where she received first-class experience working on top-end projects alongside Canberra’s best designers. Since then, Maria has worked on a large variety of projects in almost every area of architecture and is a guest lecturer at CIT, imparting her passion and expertise in sustainable design into the future generation of architecture and interior design professionals.

Maria received her Bachelor of Architecture and Interior Design degree from the University of Canberra, which set the foundation for her multi-talented style. As a local, she is committed to being an instrumental part of developing a great city; a city that she too calls home.

Maria Filardo loves working on all types of projects. She enjoys the variety each one provides as it gives her the freedom to come up with that next great design idea. She is artistic and versatile in her approach and this allows her to make each design different to anything else she has done previously.

Maria knows true architecture is an art form that should fit the individual tastes and preferences of her clients. She takes the time to listen with precise details of their wishes, so the end result not only meets the needs of the client but is also at the forefront of architectural design.

Her artistic ability and attention to detail has won her numerous accolades. She combines both interior design and architectural work, saving you the hassle of using two different design teams for the one project. This means her work unites the design, function and construction aspects of each project giving it a truly unified feel and character.

She offers the very best in high-quality, sustainable design and architectural services in the Canberra area and beyond, which is why her clients just keep coming back.




  • Having engaged Maria Filardo (Architect) to design the fabulous and well known mudd, The Spa and Evo Health Club - located within the parliamentary triangle - even after 4 years - both these businesses still look fresh and trendy. Now I have engaged Maria Filardo (Architect) to manage my equestrian property located in Sutton, just 15 minutes from Dickson. Maria posses a natural flair and up to date modern style which clearly defines unique and exquisite results. We are half way through the build and are truly happy with what has been presented to us so far. If you are looking for somebody who listens, can work quickly, a can - do - attitude - then Maria Filardo Architecture has it all. I would not hesitate to continue to use Maria for future developments which may arise.

    Sue Stone Director - Team Stone
  • We never dreamed we would get a result to rival the glossy lifestyle magazines we had been reading. The final results blew us away.

    Ian Gay
  • Maria delivered on our ideas beyond what we were expecting

    Kathy Torcasio
  • Maria is extremely good with people. She thinks outside the box. People would stop just to take photos of our shop.

    Rose Pisano
  • Maria helped design our dream house, which can be a daunting task when it comes to managing owner’s expectations. We have some really nice features, such as a entry way lined with Tasmanian Oak beams, lovely large windows to allow plenty of natural light and cross-house ventilation and great views of the local mountain range (the Brindabellas), and a lovely kitchen area with natural stone.

    Michael Silva
  • It has been a pleasure working with Maria on the designs for our new house. Maria has a warm and friendly manner and a professional approach to her work. She is very flexible in working around our schedule and meeting with us at times that suit us, including after work and on weekends. Maria has been very enthusiastic about our project and has designed a house featuring both beautiful and unique elements, and also practical solutions for meeting Canberra's changing seasons. Maria has been very accessible and listened to, and was able to incorporate, our needs and requests. She has designed a house that will work very well for us now with three small boys, but that will also work very well ten years from now when they are teenagers!We are very happy with our final designs and are looking forward to working with Maria to turn these into reality.

  • Maria Filardo was responsible for designing our business including interior and exterior finishes. Ms Filardo was beyond what we imagined with her talents she had to offer, she was extremely ingenious with her unique and very inspirational innovative suggestions. She is a designer of masterpieces, her vision, creativity and passion for her work was exceptional to say the least. Ms Filardo has numerous contacts with major stakeholders and is very respected in the industry which was a huge advantage. Ms Filardo displayed many extraordinary talents and her consistency of high standard customer service and her reliability was impeccable. Her ideas were always beyond what we imagined and the level of professionalism she brought to us was the best we have ever experienced. Her organisational skills she displayed were outstanding and her interpersonal skills flawless. She has a proven ability to establish rapport at all levels. Ms Filardo was very meticulous throughout when undertaking all tasks and always very diligent and result –focused. Her resourcefulness when choosing products and organising tradesmen always gave us best value and quality for money. She was extremely flexible and was able to juggle numerous tasks at once. Her exemplary customer service and distinctive pioneering talents she has to offer will result in our loyal patronage of all our associates who have witnessed her works in years to come. In our opinion we believe Maria Filardo would have to be one of the greatest Architects and interior designers in Canberra and thoroughly enjoyed our experience in all our dealings with her. We have no hesitations in recommending her to any future prospect clients.

    Kathy Torcasio
  • Maria did a fabulous job designing a beautiful and functional extension for us, and she was a pleasure to work with. Maria was also an excellent contract manager. She worked assiduously client-side successfully navigating and resolving a number of tricky issues with our builder. We couldn’t recommend her more highly!

    Catherine G
  • I thought I knew what I wanted. And then I met with Maria. Maria listened, challenged me with points of view I had not even considered and presented something that fulfilled all of my requirements (and then some). Now I have a set of carefully considered drawings with several wow factors and I can't wait to bring my dream home to life in 2019.

    Andrew S
  • From the moment we engaged Maria we knew we had made the right decision. Maria’s energy, enthusiasm and professionalism were the driving force behind us achieving a high quality home extension with unique touches. Maria was always accommodating and available to discuss ideas or help us work through decisions. She listened to our views and at the same time offered her own perspective, which helped steer us towards achieving the best outcome. She balanced her eye for contemporary design with practicality and affordability. She is an excellent communicator and always promptly responded to our countless emails. Maria is a pleasure to interact with and we would highly recommend her.

    Linda & Brad
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